Costs for filing for divorce

The costs listed below are current as of August 2021.

  • to file a Petition for Divorce:  $320.30

  • to file a Joint Application for Divorce: $218.05

  • to file an Application for Divorce by Agreement:  $218.05

These costs may change from time to time, and without notice. You should ask the court staff about the current fees. For information about additional costs and fees, click here.

If you have a low income and/or you are represented by legal aid, you can ask the court to waive certain fees. You will need to complete an application form and provide proof that your income is below a certain level.

If you hire a private lawyer, you will also be responsible to pay your lawyer’s fees.

You must pay the fee at the time you file your divorce documents. You can pay by cash, credit card (Visa or MasterCard), Interac debit, or money order. Cheques may be accepted; however, your divorce paperwork may not begin to be processed until the cheque clears.

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